Delhi Schools To Reopen For Classes 9, 11 On February 5
Delhi schools will be reopened for Classes 9 and 11 on February 5. Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia has announced the second phase of school reopening today.
Delhi schools will be reopened for Classes 9 and 11 on February 5. Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia has announced the second phase of school reopening today. He also said that the government will be reopening the colleges offering degree and diploma courses to the students. The physical classes will be held to allow the students to prepare for the upcoming final examinations and the practical exams. This step has been taken after reopening the schools for Classes 10,12 on January 18.
The schools and institutes will have to follow the COVID-19 protocol. They must ensure that students and teachers maintain social distance inside the institutes and wear face masks. The schools and colleges will also have to provide sanitisers inside the building. The students will attend classes only with the consent of parents and physical attendance will not be compulsory, Mr Sisodia during a press conference added.
Mr Sisodia said, "We will not call all the students at once. We will only call the students with prior permission of their parents."
He said while it would not be possible to compensate for the learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the reopening of schools and colleges was aimed at helping students prepare better for their practical and internal assessments. "It is important to guide and counsel the students, so that they are better prepared for the exams.
"Our primary focus is to reopen the schools and ensure safety for every child. All the concerned authorities are directed to ensure safety in school premises," the minister said. He added that the proper preparedness after schools reopened for Class 10 and Class 12 students had reassured parents of their children's safety, and 80 per cent of the total number students allowed to attend school at one point of time were reported to be coming for classes in both private and government schools," Education Minister Manish Sisodia added.
He further said that the Delhi government will be soon releasing tentative dates for the exams and projects for Classes 9,11.
The authorities have been asked to avoid crowding inside the schools and campuses.